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Acanthamoeba keratitis – Importance of the Early Diagnosis

Damir Kovačević
Tamara Mišljenović
Nadia Mišljenović
Maša Mikuličić
Daniela Dabeska-Novkovski

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (176 KB) str. 221-224 preuzimanja: 749* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Kovačević, D., Mišljenović, T., Mišljenović, N., Mikuličić, M. i Dabeska-Novkovski, D. (2008). Acanthamoeba keratitis – Importance of the Early Diagnosis. Collegium antropologicum, 32 - Supplement 2 (2), 221-224. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Kovačević, Damir, et al. "Acanthamoeba keratitis – Importance of the Early Diagnosis." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 32 - Supplement 2, br. 2, 2008, str. 221-224. Citirano 16.06.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kovačević, Damir, Tamara Mišljenović, Nadia Mišljenović, Maša Mikuličić i Daniela Dabeska-Novkovski. "Acanthamoeba keratitis – Importance of the Early Diagnosis." Collegium antropologicum 32 - Supplement 2, br. 2 (2008): 221-224.
Kovačević, D., et al. (2008). 'Acanthamoeba keratitis – Importance of the Early Diagnosis', Collegium antropologicum, 32 - Supplement 2(2), str. 221-224. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 16.06.2021.)
Kovačević D, Mišljenović T, Mišljenović N, Mikuličić M, Dabeska-Novkovski D. Acanthamoeba keratitis – Importance of the Early Diagnosis. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2008 [pristupljeno 16.06.2021.];32 - Supplement 2(2):221-224. Dostupno na:
D. Kovačević, T. Mišljenović, N. Mišljenović, M. Mikuličić i D. Dabeska-Novkovski, "Acanthamoeba keratitis – Importance of the Early Diagnosis", Collegium antropologicum, vol.32 - Supplement 2, br. 2, str. 221-224, 2008. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 16.06.2021.]

This is a case report of Acanthamoeba as a causative agent of keratitis at the Department of Ophthalmology, University
Hospital Rijeka. Delay in treatment led to an advanced stage of the disease with multiple complications. Initially,
presented symptoms were similar to those of herpetic keratitis. In the mean time progression of the disease led to a cloudy
cornea with a stromal ring infiltrate, poor vision, elevated intraocular pressure, a mature cataract and finally corneal
melt. Corneal scrapings were obtained from a 28 years old female patient, wearing soft contact lenses and with poor lens
hygiene. Acanthamoeba cysts were identified by the cytological examination. Culture of the corneal scraping had confirmed
Acanthamoeba as the etiological agent. Making the diagnosis of Acanthamoeba is difficult. We presented this
case of delayed diagnosis and unfavorable outcome as a reminder that clinical suspicion remains the most important diagnostic
tool. Contact lens wears with a new diagnosis of herpes simplex keratitis are in high risk group, especially those
with significant pain or poor response to conventional therapy. We also wanted to point out the possibility of an early,
prompt and inexpensive diagnosis with the cytological examination.

Ključne riječi
Acanthamoeba keratitis; contact lenses; diagnosis; cytological techniques

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